Click to enlarge. A new report from Pike Research forecasts that sales of medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) hybrid trucks—including hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), battery electric (BEV), and plug-in electric power take-off (EPTO) variations—will surpass 100,000 vehicles annually by 2017. Source: Pike Research.
Pike Research forecasts that the global market for all electric-drive buses—including hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell buses—grow steadily over the next. Annual sales of hybrid buses in China surpassed that of North America in 2011, reaching almost 1,700 units. Li-ion batteries. Li-ion batteries.
KORES ) and steelmaker POSCO has entered an agreement with Bolivia’s state-run miner Comibol (Corporación Minera de Bolivia) to set up a joint venture to produce lithium intended for lithium-ion batteries. Identified lithium resources for Australia and Canada total 630,000 tons and 360,000 tons, respectively.
Even since then, Toyota has said it would include lithium batteries, and we all hoped it might include plug-in capabilities (see [link] ). A few weeks ago, reports circulated that Toyota would delay the introduction of lithium batteries in the Prius. spokesman at Toyota's supplier of those lithium-ion batteries, Panasonic EV Energy Co.
We've received dozens of emails about Toshiba's long-awaited announcement of its new long-lasting lithium battery (the company announced plans for this more than two years ago). 18) it is considering developing a plug-in hybrid car, a move expected to follow bigger rivals such as Japan's Toyota Motor and General Motors of the UnitedStates. MORE >>
In addition, Mary Ann Wright, CEO of the Johnson Controls-SAFT joint venture (former head of the Ford Escape Hybrid program) announced an expansion of what is now called the Dodge (not Daimler) Sprinter PHEV prototype program to an unspecified number of "multiple locations within the UnitedStates." [link]. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID. MORE >>